Barcelona failed to go top of the LaLiga table after their disappointing 1-1 draw away to Valencia yesterday night.
The Spanish champions travelled to the Mestalla stadium knowing that a win would take them to the summit of the League table after their rival, Real Madrid, lost to Alaves on Saturday.
With the scores at 1-1 at halftime, it was expected that their coach, Ernesto Valverde, would look at the bench for options but he sticked with the misfiring frontlines despite having the likes of Dembele and Malcom on the bench.
He waited until the 86th minute before making his first substitution of the match and this didn’t seems to go down well with Barcelona’s fans as they have been on social media reacting.
What they said:
Valverde actually doesn't know how to read games. Arthur was making more impact in that game compared to suarez.
— Barca Class Captain. (@LawrenceEbi) October 7, 2018
We spent 200M on wingers to sit on the bench lmao. Valverde nothing short of a massive piece of shit.
— Jimmy (@FCBJimmy_) October 7, 2018
There should an announcement made in the stadium every game at the 60th or 70th minute just to remind Valverde that he's got to make a substitution lmao
— La Senyera (@LaSenyera) October 7, 2018
Did we blocked Malcom’s transfer to Roma just to have him warm the bench for us? This is absolutely pathetic, valverde is a piece of garbage.
— mariam ∞ (@FCBMariam_) October 7, 2018